Looking for a good quality senior fomula, for my 7+ year old husky. Currently on Diamond. Suggestions?
Hi, Canidae has brought out a few new grain free formula’s one is Pure Meadow Senior, my neighbor just order a bag of the Canidae Pure Meadow & it smells & looks really good, she gave me 2 kibbles so I could do my kibble test to see if the kibble digest easy & yes after soaking the 2 kibbles in very warm water the kibbles were soft all the way thru in
15-minutes, so very easy to digest, my boy has IBD & can’t eat chicken 🙁 so I’m looking at the new Canidae Pure Wild Boar….
Ingredient’s Canidae Pure Meadow Senior are, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, peas, potatoes, a 50-75lb dog only needs 2 & 1/2 cups per day…
There’s also “Holistic Select” Chicken Meal & Rice Senior Health, same the kibble digest real easy was soft within 15mins….
Holistic Select Senior Ingredients are, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat, Anchovy & Sardine Meal….
You could rotate between the 2 kibbles, Holistic Select Senior has grains & Canidae Senior is grain Free the fat is 10%min in both kibbles & protein is around 26 to 28% min…
Just make sure when changing from your old kibble you look for new kibble around the same amount of fat, protein & fiber %, you can go up a few percent but don’t go from feeding a kibble that was 20% protein to a kibble with 30 + % protein, same with the fat % don’t go from 10-12% fat up to 17-20% fat….You can get some digest problems but your dog might be fine & is OK..
Holistic Select- http://holisticselect.com.au/recipes.aspx?pet=dog
I feed my senior boy he’s 8yrs old “Taste Of The Wild” Sierra Mountain Roasted Lamb & he gets a cooked meal for dinner or lunch about 5 times a week + Yakult probiotic drink, Almonds & apple, a few peeled pieces apple as a treat, tin salmon in spring water with sweet potato, K-9 Natural Green Lipped Mussels treats, just make sure you give foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids, & supplements for joints like Green lipped Mussel + Turmeric, Sasha’s Blend, Rose Hip Vital, there’s a few on the market, make sure you give with food they can cause stomach reflux….
Dr Peter Dobias has just brought out a new Omega 3 oil supplement, that has no mercury made from Calamari, it took him 2-3 years to make, it’s all on his F/B page Called “Dr Peter Dobias, Natural Healing For Dogs” he has a 15-16yr old dog that runs around like he’s a puppy same as my 8yr old he runs & acts like a young puppy…. Diet is the key to a healthy dog…
Why are you looking for a senior formula? Just about all of them, except for Orijen senior, are much too low in protein. Older does need a higher protein food, not less.
Hi Shantelle B-
I like Victor’s senior/healthy weight formula. It still has a decent amount of protein in it while being low in fat and calories. It’s also a great value in my opinion. My two are working on a 40 pound bag right now. Hope this helps!
I am looking for senior because she is starting to show her age.
I also forgot to mention that she needs to avoid rosemary. (she has seizures)
She doesn’t need a senior food. As I said, with the exception of Orijen senior, just about all senior foods are too low in protein.
Sorry, but Orijen has rosemary.
I am trying to tell you that your dog does not need a senior food.
Hi Shantelle B-
AAFCO does not have a specific nutrient profile for senior food. They only have two: Growth & Reproduction and Maintenance. Here is a link explaining: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/aafco-nutrient-profiles/
Therefore, if a company sells a senior food, it is based on what they believe a senior dog food should be. Usually a little lower in calories, fat and protein with more glucosamine and fish oil.
What exactly are you looking for? Are you sure that Rosemary triggers her seizures?
Hi, the Canidae Pure Meadow Senior formula has no Rosemary, it has only 9 ingredients & smells really good, has crunchy kibbles, my boy has been pinching the neighbors dog food when he visits, Canidae sells the smaller bag, maybe give it a try & see if she likes it…
That does look good, Susan. Great find!
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